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Give OUT Day, the only National LGBTQ Day of Giving, To Be Held on April 18

Horizons Foundation will again coordinate Give OUT Day, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. The 24-hour online fundraising event brings together the LGBTQ communities and their allies across the United States. Give OUT Day 2019 takes place on April 18, 2019, from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm Eastern.

Last year, Give OUT Day raised nearly $1 million to support LGBTQ nonprofits. The 24 hour event, which began in 2013, brings together thousands of people making gifts to support a diverse cross-section of LGBTQ nonprofits across the country, the majority of which leverage social media for support and outreach. The technology platform is provided for free and hundreds of nonprofits have utilized it to attract new donors, motivate their boards and other supporters, and raise their visibility.

“We are thrilled to be working with over 600 organizations on Give OUT Day,” said Roger Doughty, President of Horizons Foundation, the San Francisco-based LGBTQ community foundation that organizes Give OUT Day “Participating organizations rely on the support of our community and this year we hope that Give OUT Day will make history and break the $1M mark for the first time,”

“We continue to live in turbulent times for LGBTQ people, from the courts to the streets, but this year, as we mark 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, attention to our past, present and future remains critical,” continued Doughty. “Give OUT Day has grown annually and this year we plan to break through the $1M dollar ceiling as we raise more funds and increase visibility for all of our participating organizations. This year, we will again reach thousands of LGBTQ individuals and our allies and support the organizations at the front lines of pride, dignity, justice, and joy,” concluded Doughty.

Sponsors (list in formation):

Clever
LA Blade
The Harnisch Foundation
The Laughing Gull Foundation
Washington Blade

About Give Out Day and Horizons Foundation:

Give OUT Day has provided vital unrestricted operating funds to organizations since its inception in 2013. Over 45,000 individual donors have contributed nearly $5million and supported more than 600 different organizations in every part of the country. Give OUT Day is a project of Horizons Foundation. Founded as a community foundation of, by, and for LGBTQ people, Horizons has been supporting LGBTQ nonprofit organizations, leaders, and donors for nearly 40years. ###For more information on Give OUT Day, go to: https://www.giveoutday.org For more information about Horizons Foundation, go to https://www.horizonsfoundation.org

Contact:
Cathy Renna, [email protected], 917-757-6123
Curtis Lahaie, [email protected], 415-398-2333 ext. 112